Intermittent gearing
Intermittent In`ter*mit"tent, a. [L. intermittens, -entis, p. pr. of intermittere: cf. F. intermittent.] Coming and going at intervals; alternating; recurrent; periodic; as, an intermittent fever. --Boyle. [1913 Webster]

{Intermittent fever} (Med.), a disease with fever which recurs at certain intervals; -- applied particularly to fever and ague. See {Fever}.

{Intermittent gearing} (Mach.), gearing which receives, or produces, intermittent motion.

{Intermittent springs}, springs which flow at intervals, not apparently dependent upon rain or drought. They probably owe their intermittent action to their being connected with natural reservoirs in hills or mountains by passages having the form of a siphon, the water beginning to flow when it has accumulated so as to fill the upper part of the siphon, and ceasing when, by running through it, it has fallen below the orifice of the upper part of the siphon in the reservoir. [1913 Webster]


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  • Intermittent — In ter*mit tent, a. [L. intermittens, entis, p. pr. of intermittere: cf. F. intermittent.] Coming and going at intervals; alternating; recurrent; periodic; as, an intermittent fever. Boyle. [1913 Webster] {Intermittent fever} (Med.), a disease… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Intermittent fever — Intermittent In ter*mit tent, a. [L. intermittens, entis, p. pr. of intermittere: cf. F. intermittent.] Coming and going at intervals; alternating; recurrent; periodic; as, an intermittent fever. Boyle. [1913 Webster] {Intermittent fever} (Med.) …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Intermittent springs — Intermittent In ter*mit tent, a. [L. intermittens, entis, p. pr. of intermittere: cf. F. intermittent.] Coming and going at intervals; alternating; recurrent; periodic; as, an intermittent fever. Boyle. [1913 Webster] {Intermittent fever} (Med.) …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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